John M. O'HaraContributor
<strong>John M. O'Hara</strong> is the author of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0470567988?ie=UTF8&tag=johcom07-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0470567988"><em>A New American Tea Party</em></a>, a book chronicling the history and principles of the tea party movement. He is vice president of external relations at the <a href="http://illinoispolicy.org/">Illinois Policy Institute</a> (IPI), a nonpartisan research organization dedicated to supporting free market principles and liberty-based public policy initiatives for a better Illinois. Before joining IPI, O’Hara worked as the assistant director of communications at The Heartland Institute. Previously, he served as a political appointee under U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao in the administration of George W. Bush. Prior to that, O’Hara was a Collegiate Network journalism fellow at <em>The American Spectator</em>. He has been active in political campaigns at the state and federal level, including one presidential campaign.<br /> <br /> O’Hara is contributor to <a href="http://biggovernment.com/author/johara/">BigGovernment.com</a> and <a href="../author/johara/">The Daily Caller</a>. He has appeared as a commentator on a number of local and national radio and television programs including The Dennis Miller Show, Mancow, The G. Gordon Liddy Show, The Savage Nation, Milt Rosenberg's Extension 720, Fox News Channel’s <em>Your World with Neil Cavuto</em>, <em>America’s Newsroom</em>, <em>Strategy Room</em>, and <em>Fox & Friends</em>, Fox Business Network’s <em>Happy Hour </em>and <em>Cavuto</em>, as well as MSNBC’s <em>Hardball with Chris Matthews</em><br /> <br /> He graduated from Kenyon College with a B.A. in Philosophy and a concentration in the Integrated Program in Humane Studies. He studied ancient philosophy and ethics at King’s College, University of London and he was managing editor of <em>The Kenyon Observer</em>.